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“A Demonic Haydn”

Seth Monahan.

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

May 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 18927 words.

This chapter begins by considering the possible synergies and frictions among the Sixth Symphony’s dominant reception tropes—those of tragedy, autobiography, and (neo)classicism. It then...

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“A Play within a Play”

Seth Monahan.

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

May 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 14695 words.

This chapter focuses on Mahler’s explicitly “classicist” sonata, the opening of the Fourth Symphony. After demonstrating the many parallels of design between this movement and the opening...

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 A Singing Tone

Kenneth Hamilton.

in After the Golden Age

December 2007; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 12701 words.

This chapter analyses the Romantic obsession with a cantabile “singing tone” on the piano, with particular reference to techniques of pedaling, arpeggiation, and asynchronization of hands....

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 A Suitable Prelude

Kenneth Hamilton.

in After the Golden Age

December 2007; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 10300 words.

This chapter examines the virtually universal custom before the mid-decades of the 20th-century of pianists improvising preludes and transitions between pieces, with especial attention to...

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. A Way into Schoenberg’s Opus 15, Number VII

David Lewin.

in Studies in Music with Text

January 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 11101 words.

Arnold Schoenberg's poem, Opus 15, Number VII, is an exploration of an affective disorder and comes in two parts. The first three lines expose the affects involved: Angst and Hoffen...

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Aaron [Aron], Pietro

Bonnie J. Blackburn.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Early Renaissance Music (1400-1500); High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 1991 words.

[Piero]

(b Florence, c1480; d after 1545). Italian theorist and composer. Nothing is known of Aaron’s early training, his teacher, or his career before 1516. He claims to have had...

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About Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps

James Tenney.

Edited by Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker and Michael Winter.

in From Scratch

September 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 6327 words.

In his 1987 essay Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps, James Tenney explains his intentions in this work with respect to harmony. First, he wanted to investigate the new harmonic...

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About Diapason

James Tenney.

Edited by Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker and Michael Winter.

in From Scratch

September 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 1020 words.

James Tenney reflects on his 1996 composition Diapason. Near the beginning and the end of the piece, the “diapason” includes harmonics from the forty-eighth through sixty-fourth, whereas at...

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Absatz

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 15 words.

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The Absence of the Work

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 5213 words.

This chapter explores the process of absenting in more radical terms that previously discussed in this book. More specifically, it attempts to move from absenting as a mere tendency of...

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